Pfilates: Pelvic Floor Strengthening Exercises
The Pfilates program was created by Board Certified Urogynecologist and pelvic floor specialist Dr. Bruce Crawford to help people, women and men, improve pelvic floor fitness. These basic fitness and mat Pilates movements have been selected based on EMG recordings of the pelvic floor. The three 10 minute routines available on this Pfilates DVD are a progressive program of pelvic floor fitness training.
Pfilates goes beyond Kegel exercises by using movements that condition the pelvic floor but also tone the thighs and butt. Using pilates exercises based on extensive EMG recordings taken from the pelvic floor, Pfilates was created to provide a widely accessible method of recovering or enhancing pelvic floor strength.
Pelvic floor disorders are absolutely epidemic. Stress urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, women sexual dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse or prolapsed bladder, and fecal incontinence are so commonplace they are often regarded as the inevitable consequences of childbirth and aging. When these conditions are treated they are too often regarded as purely mechanical disorders requiring a surgical treatment. Although trained as a surgeon, I have come to regard these disorders as principally neuromuscular disorders deserving of a neuromuscular solution.